Saffron During Pregnancy:Benefits,Uses and Side Effects.
“Add saffron beta in your milk and drink every day, the baby will become fair”
Dear MoMsters hope you could relate to the above statement.
As soon as you announce the news of being pregnant, your family, friends, well-wishers start suggesting about your diet, among that the very famous myth is, use of saffron for the fairer complexion of the baby.
The fact is that your baby’s skin color is decided by his/her genes that he/she inherits from you and your spouse.
During my pregnancy, I didn’t believe it wholeheartedly but still followed the suggestion because sometimes we cannot ignore elders’ suggestions, also they are experienced and I thought to listen to them; however, with my experience, I would like to suggest to get a second opinion from doctor, in that way one can avoid misunderstanding without hurting their ego.
According to many health practitioners, consuming more saffron leads to uterus contraction and it doesn’t have any effect on baby complexion.
But still there are some benefits of saffron, they are rich in antioxidants, it decreases mood swings and cramps during pregnancy. So it’s better to take saffron on gynecologists’ suggestion.
How to use:
Saffron is generally consumed during night by adding 2 strands of saffron in a cup of warm milk and kept aside for 5 to 10 minutes; you can also add sugar for taste.
Points to be noted while taking Saffron:
- Saffron should be consumed only after the 5th month of pregnancy.
- Don’t take excess saffron, as saffron causes heat problems.
- Always go for good quality saffron and check for ISI mark and government approval. Avoid buying saffron that is sold loose.
- Remember to check the expiry date of the product.
And lastly, I request all the mothers regardless of the complexion, love your baby unconditionally! Moreover pray god for normal delivery and healthy baby rather than for a fairer complexion.
We suggest you to consume fruits like Apple (high in fiber and a good source of vitamin A, C & potassium), Pomegranate (maintains hemoglobin levels), Orange (excellent source of vitamin C) all these fruits helps a mother to be healthy and hydrated, which in turn results in the healthy and good skin tone of mother & baby. Apart from this, pregnant women should add iron-rich foods like – Legumes, Green, and leafy vegetables.
Ok, MoMsters hope this content helps you. Please feel free to share your feedback and experience. Thank you.